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Once Antonio enters, Shylock’s aside gives us insight into why he dislikes Antonio. How do

his feelings reflect the political position Jews held in Elizabethan society? How would his
attitude towards the merchant influence his risk analysis?


Shylock, first of all,is the villain of Merchant of Venice.
The thoughts of Shylock shows that the Jews suffered immense hatred from the 
Christians of the Elizabethan society.
Besides, Shylock bears a vindictive character. Further,on the elopement of his daughter with Lorenzo makes him angry on the entire Christian society.
Shylock's main hatred lies in Antonio's lending money in gratis and insulting Shylock in every possible way.
Shylock's hatred towards the Christian society,makes the Christians to stay away from Shylock. It is noticed that the Jew imposed heavy interest on the lent money.
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